Btooom is the adaptation of author and illustrator Junya Inoue's popular manga novel of the same name. The sci-fi manga aptly titled Btooom! made its debut in the manga stores on 3rd July 2009.
Additionally, nearly three years later, the first season of the anime series was premiered on 4th October 2012. The first season of the anime version was adapted from the first 50 chapters of the manga novel.
Regardless of many versions of Btooom made available to the fans they are still waiting and holding their breaths for the release of Btooom Season 2 which still hasn't been confirmed yet.
Japanese anime studio Madhouse produced the first season of Btooom and aired their finale episode of the season on 20th December 2012. The first season consisted of twelve episodes all of them being aired on Tokyo MX.
The anime series quickly gained viewers and fans from all around the world which in hindsight contributed towards the anime series getting their own version of battle royale game with the same name. The game was officially released in Japan in February of 2017 and was pre-owned similarly to all the other well-known battle royale games such as Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and of course Fortnite.
Initially, the anime series was only available and limited to Japan but following its success and growing strong fanbase, Btooom was also premiered on Crunchyroll. They also added English subtitles to make it easier for the international audience of the anime series.
Btooom Season 2: Release Date | Is it happening anytime soon?
Btooom came with their first season back in October of 2012 and since then many rumors had been going around regarding the possibility of Btooom Season 2 making a comeback.
The demand for Btooom Season 2 by the fans took a new and strong turn in 2018 when the official manga novel Btooom! finally published their final chapter and ended the series. However, the manga extended a sort of goodwill to the reads by providing them with two conclusions.
It's June 2021 now and there is still no news or announcement by the producers or the creators about the release date of Btooom Season 2.
However, not all is lost for the waiting fans and they still don't have to be disappointed because even though the manga series ended it left behind an ample amount of source material for Btooom Season 2.
Now all that is left is for the producers to listen to our pleas and work on Btooom Season 2. But we still have no statements from the producers about the possible happening of Btooom Season 2.
Moreover, if Btooom Season 2 does release then we can assume that it will air sometime during next year i.e. 2022 or maybe 2023.
Btooom Season 2: Cast and Characters
As of now, there are no announcements on the cast and characters that will voice appear or lend their voice in Btooom Season 2. Nevertheless, we can certainly take a look at all the characters that were featured in the first season of Btooom.
- Kanata Hongō lent his voice to Ryōta Sakamoto, a 22-year-old unemployed boy who is considered to be one of the best players in the online battle royale game.
- Suzuko Mimori voiced the character of Himiko (real name Emilia), is the in-game wife of Ryōta Sakamoto
- Miyuki Sawashiro voiced Kōsuke Kira, three stared player in Btooom who was arrested in the charges of rape and multiple murders which included his father
- Yūichi Nakamura voiced Nobutaka Oda, considered to be the most dangerous player.
Btooom Season 2: Plot, Storyline, and Spoilers
While there has been no confirmation on the storyline of Btooom Season 2 fans are assuming that since the first season was based on the 50 chapters of the manga, Btooom Season 2 will probably be adapted from the remaining 23 volumes of the series which comprised of 109 chapters.
Btooom revolves around a 22-year-old boy Ryōta Sakamoto. Ryōta is unemployed and lives a moderate life with his mother. He is also regarded to be among the best players in an online battle royale game named Btooom.
However, his peaceful life takes a turn when he ends up on an unfamiliar island with no memory of how he got there. But later finds himself holding a green crystal that is used in the battle royale game.
Immediately, Ryōta realizes that someone had developed a real-life version of Btooom. But still hoping for it to be a lie, Ryōta sets off to explore the island where he finds a stranger. He calls out for help but the stranger instead throws a bomb at him.
The action makes Ryōta confirm his theory and he decides to fight off with his opponents to survive. Initially, Ryōta reluctant to use violence, he soon realizes that in this new reality it's either to kill or be killed, Ryōta packs up several bombs and grudgingly starts killing his competitions.
Later in the show, he collides with another Btooom player named Himiko who is also the in-game wife of Ryōta. The pair decides to team up to survive and give their best shot in overcoming the dreadful recreation of the game.
Frequently asked questions:
A. Where can we watch all the seasons of Btooom?
Btooom has released only one season as of now and is available on streaming platforms such as Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime, and HiDive. The networks also have an English subbed version of Btooom.
B. How many episodes are there in Btooom?
Back in 2012, Btooom premiered their first season which consisted of twelve-episode. Each episode had a run time of around twenty-five minutes.
C. Is reading the manga series of Btooom worthwhile?
Btooom is a great read for any person with an interest in reading action, thriller, or are fond of game genres. It's already a known fact that by the end of reading the manga you will have two endings which makes it even more interesting.
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